Susanah S.

“I love Acupuncture and Natural Medicine because it is a holistic methodology to help people in a profound way. Through my practice, I am able to help many individuals become more functional and happy. I love what I do ⎯ It enables me to have a lifetime of endless learning from my patients and my teachers.

About Dr. Susannah Sunderland

Susannah Sunderland is a practicing Acupuncturist. She is a graduate of Northwest Institute of Oriental Medicine (NIAOM) in Seattle, WA where she earned her Masters of Acupuncture Degree. She continued her herbal studies in San Diego, CA and graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) where she earned her Master’s of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM). The extensive four year post-graduate program at PCOM included training in both Western and Chinese medicine with a focus on Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, and therapeutic massage. In 2016, she completed the title Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine ( DACM) from PCOM.

Susannah completed an internship in China at Cheng Du University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, It is one the top teaching hospitals in China. Additionally, Susannah holds a national certification in massage therapy (NCBTMB). A lifelong learner, Susannah is currently enrolled in a one-year certification program for “Acupuncture Orthopedics”. She is licensed in the state of California and is certified as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Currently Ms Sunderland is practicing Acupuncture in Cardiff, CA. Susannah serves the health and healing process of individuals and families within the community who strive for a quality, balanced and pain-free life in body, mind and spirit. Her focus is on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of health challenges through holistic therapies. In her general practice she treats a broad spectrum of health concerns, and focuses on, and enjoys treating pain conditions (musculoskeletal, neurological, headaches), stress related illnesses, depression, anxiety and digestive related issues. She is a certified health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York . She feels that nutrition is a critical underlying element and the basis for true health and well being.

Born in Boston, MA, Susannah grew up in the northeast, primarily Maine and Massachusetts. After college, she relocated to Seattle, WA. She has traveled extensively all over the world and lived in several countries. In her recent past life she lived in South America in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador where she was an underwater tour guide for hammerhead shark dives.

Susannah loves the outdoors. Some of her favorite hobbies are camping, kayaking, sailing, skiing, stand up paddle boarding scuba diving and underwater photography and yoga. She loves to travel and explore locally and internationally. She loves anything to do with the ocean. Lately, she can be found at the beach with her new dog Jasmine. Hoping Jasmine will develop the same appreciation of the ocean so they can kayak together. Susannah also loves to cook and has been exploring how to cook gourmet and deliciously nutritious at the same time. In the future she hopes to share her love and food and nutrition with all of you.

Education and Degrees

B.A. – Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
M.Ac. – Northwest Institute of Oriental Medicine (NIAOM), Seattle, WA
Massage Certificate.- Brenneke School of Massage, Seattle, WA
MSTOM – Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, CA

DACM- Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, CA

Internship – Chengdu University of Tradtional Chinese Medicine, Chengu Du, China

CHC – Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York, NY

RYT – Kundalini Yoga


L.Ac. – California Board certified licensed acupuncturist

Dipl. (O.M.) – Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM*)

*NCCAOM – National Certification Comission of Acupuncture and Oreintal Medicine

CHC – Certified Health Coach

HHP – Holistic Health Practitioner

RYT – Registered Yoga Teacher

Certified Aromatherapist




Continuing Education

Apex Energetics –

Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis

Functional Endocrinolgy

Linking the Signs

Mastering Functional Blood Chemistry

Mastering the Thyroid

Neurotransmitters and Brain

Mastering Brain Chemistry


Master Tung’s Points – Best of, Beginning and Advanced Series – Susan Johnson L.Ac.

Battlefield Acupuncture

Acupuncturists Without Borders – Healing community trauma


Level 1 QRA – Premiere Research Labs

Qi Revolution  – Jeff Primack

Advanced Food Healing – Jeff Primack

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training – 200 Hours, Santa Cruz, CA

Health Coach – Institute Integrative  Nutrition

Certified Aromatherapist


Clinical Nutrition Program – Natural Healing Institute, Encinitas, CA
Acupuncture Orthopedic Program – Lerner Education, Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles, CA

Apex Energetics

AFT – Aroma Freedom Techniques   – Goal setting, Transforming Self- Limiting Beliefs and Trauma Releasing Technique with Essential Oils